trip report by site editor Rick McCharles
I love Mojave National Preserve about an hour away from Las Vegas.
But I’d already done most of the popular hikes on previous trips.
Happily this time I discovered the Barber Loop Trail apparently the newest of the established trails.
Ideal for those sleeping at Hole-in-the-Wall Campground.
It’s a loop so you can hike in either direction.
Best is to start off into the desert, return via the Rings Loop Trail
I was a bit disappointed. Standard flat desert.
I’d hoped the trail would loop up on top of Barber Mountain. It doesn’t.
There are a few things to see in the desert, of course.
The best part is the section you could do separately as the Rings Loop Trail.
If you want to know more, Bird and Hike posted an excellent trip report.